Author: Kristen
On Vacation in Montreal

I am on vacation in Montreal this week so I probably won’t be writing much, although I had some time to read while driving down. And I’ve had some time to read today since I’m not really sure what to do with myself since my fiance is at his conference (the reason we’re down here). Tomorrow we’ll be able to do more, at least. Of course, I had to find the nearest bookstore and I found one, Bertrand’s Bookstore, right […]

Flesh and Spirit

Recently, I read the newest book by Carol Berg, one of my favorite authors and a very underrated one, at that. Flesh and Spirit is the first book in the Lighthouse Duology. Fortunately, the second book Breath and Bone is already completed and is supposed to be out in January 2008 so there is not a long wait for the closing volume. Valen, our hero – er, anti-hero – is a Pureblood, a sorcerer whose life is controlled by the […]

Robert Jordan Has Passed Away

It has been announced on the Robert Jordan’s blog that the author of the beloved Wheel of Time series died at 2:45 this afternoon. It is very sad that he died so young of the rare disease amyloidosis, and I am sorry to hear it. It sounded like he was very optimistic about getting better, and for a while he sounded as though he was doing much better than expected. At least he died peacefully with his family and the […]

Coming Up

I know, I promised a review of Lamb by Christopher Moore and I haven’t gotten it up here yet. I will at some point before I forget what happened. Currently, I’m continuing my quest to read more of the books released in 2007 with the newest novel by Carol Berg, Flesh and Spirit. This is the first book of two in the Lighthouse Duology. I believe the second book will be out in March 2008. I was considering putting up […]

Red Seas Under Red Skies

Finally, I read and finished one of my most anticipated books of the year – Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second book of seven in the Gentleman Bastards sequence by Scott Lynch. Although it was enjoyable and certainly well-worth reading, I didn’t think it quite lived up to The Lies of Locke Lamora. Red Seas Under Red Skies takes place approximately two years after the end of The Lies of Locke Lamora. Locke and Jean are now in Tal […]